QoS/CoS interest (again) & Fiber Cut ....

Peter Cole Peter.Cole at telescan.com
Tue Oct 7 15:58:30 UTC 1997

Telescan, Inc.  Wants the best access money can buy(within reason).  We
want to get the lowest loss connection to our customers as possible.  We
will shortly be triple homed with Sprint, MCI & UUnet by  T1s.   If I
were convinced that I could find a better way to move data to and from
our customers I would be moving to use those solutions.  What most of
the Internet access providers don't seem to realize is that we(corporate
America) all still have lots of private lines for performance, security
and Reliability.  We are currently spending as much on private lines as
on Internet access.  Security is well on the way to being solved.
Performance and Reliability are paramount.   If we got better
performance from the Internet we could move more applications and
services to the net.  This would mean bigger sales for our access

A note about reliability:

A few days ago....

>Just wanted to let everyone know:
> MCI/Sprint/WorldCom are experiencing a fiber-cut between Detroit MI,
and Wayne
> MI.
>== Chris Layne ===================================== Network
Administrator ==
>== clayne at noc.netcom.net ======================= NETCOM Network
Operations ==

What happen to SONIT redundancy ???????
World class carriers without world class reliability.
Maybe my choices have been poor.


> ----- Original Message -----
> From:	Paul Ferguson [SMTP:ferguson at cisco.com]
> Sent:	Monday, October 06, 1997, 16:49:00
> To:	nanog at merit.edu
> Subject:	QoS/CoS interest (again)
> Back in May, I sent a message out to the NANOG list
> asking about superficial thoughts on QoS. I also
> summarized received responses to list later.
> Well, I'd like to pose the same question again,
> to gauge whether the climate has changed substantially.
> Please take a moment to review the original question,
> and feel free to respond to me personally, or to the list
> in general.
> Thanks much,
> - paul
> On Wed, 21 May 1997 14:04:35 -0400  Paul Ferguson <pferguso at cisco.com>

> wrote:
> > I'd like to get a feel for what the temperature level
> > is in the ISP community for this issue -- I have a vested
> > [personal] interest in understanding what your understanding
> > & implementation plans are in this arena.
> > 
> > Please send your thoughts, requirements, bitches, etc., to
> > me personally, or preferably, to the NANOG list; it is a
> > greater audience than myself that wishes to understand these
> > issues.
> > 
> > Thanks!
> > 
> > - paul
> > 
> ----- End Of Original Message -----

Peter Cole   of   Telescan, Inc.       (281)588-9155
Better computing through lack of sleep.

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